About LIZ FREEMAN
Liz Freeman came to the Naples Daily News in 1994 when she was 10, just kidding but don't do the math.
I moved to Naples after spending time in Fort Myers and Sarasota with a stint in between in Gainesville. I went to the University of Florida's journalism school, earning the bachelor of science degree as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I stayed in Gainesville for a while working at UF's Health Science Center doing medical reporting for the College of Medicine and other graduate schools in medical-related fields. That's where I got my interest in medical and health reporting.
In a previous life, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and political science from the Hobart & William Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The liberal arts colleges are located in the Finger Lakes region where snow was more common than the warm sun. Somehow, that experience played a role in my migration to Florida.
New senior living centers in region going rental, not pricey entrance fees
Published 04/13/2014 at 6 p.m.
New Southwest Florida continuing care retirement communities are going rental to provide living arrangements and medical services as needed by residents. That's in contrast with Southwest Florida communities that require a substantial entrance fee.
Lee Memorial drops plan for south Lee hospital, explores next-best option
Updated 04/10/2014 at 8:05 p.m.
Lee Memorial Health System President Jim Nathan updated members of the publicly elected board of directors Thursday about the status of the proposed 80-bed hospital in Estero and will offer options of what to do next when the board meets ...
Hearing set on Physicians Regional rehabilitation program dispute
Published 04/09/2014 at 6 a.m.
Physicians Regional Healthcare System has a court date to fight for a $4 million medical rehabilitation program at its Collier Boulevard hospital. The hospital will square off with its competitor, the NCH Healthcare System.
Lee Memorial spine center offers treatment alternatives to pain pills
Published 04/08/2014 at 6:30 a.m.
Spine pain, whether from car accidents, work-related accidents, or normal wear and tear accounts for $90 billion in treatments expenditures each year, and back pain is second behind upper respiratory conditions as a cause of work losses, according to Duke ...
Lee Memorial letter says it's exploring option to south Lee hospital
Published 04/07/2014 at 8:15 p.m.
Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial, has written a letter to the residents of Bonita Springs and Estero thanking them for their support. Although he doesn't outright say they won't file an appeal to the 1st District Court of Appeal, ...
Arthrex apprentice program preparing its future workforce
Published 04/03/2014 at 6 a.m.
Arthrex, a medical device manufacturing company in North Naples, launched an apprenticeship four years ago to ensure it has a well-trained workforce as the company keeps growing. The program is run by Arthrex; it partners with several other companies.
South Lee residents to governor: Want our support? Then approve our hospital
Published 04/02/2014 at 9:25 p.m.
A flurry of email letters to the governor to step in on behalf of the residents of south Lee County upset about the state judge's recommendation on the 80-bed hospital and the response from the governor's office is not sitting ...
Sunshine Pharmacy owner sentenced to prison for health care fraud
Updated 03/31/2014 at 8:45 p.m.
The owners of Sunshine Pharmacy, who entered a guilty plea last year to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, are to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Myers.
Sunshine Pharmacy owners to plead for leniency in Monday sentencing
Published 03/31/2014 at 5:50 a.m.
The owners of Sunshine Pharmacy, who entered a guilty plea last year to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, are asking for leniency at their sentencing Monday in federal court in Fort Myers.
Obamacare sign-up a mad dash in Southwest Florida
Published 03/30/2014 at 8 p.m.
Before the federal government announced last week that certain groups of uninsured could have more time to sign up for plans under the Affordable Care Act, many scrambled to get an appointment with an enrollment navigator and wanted to beat ...
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